We can order just about anything online, including everything and anything for our family pets. From dog food to toys to cameras to spy on our pups while at work. Finding the best place to buy dog food and supplies online can save you time and money.
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I can’t remember how or even when I first heard about ordering dog food from Chewy.com, but I do know I haven’t looked back since.
Why do I love Chewy.com so much? The ability to hyper search dog food by ingredients. With a dog that has food allergies, this is really important to me. I need to read all of her food labels to make sure there are no ingredients she is allergic to and Chewy makes this very easy to do.
Not only can I search by ingredient, but I can also view the list under nutritional info and by an enlarged photo of the bag itself. Can you imagine doing this in a local pet store? I’d be there all day!
Chewy.com does not usually offer coupons, but they do offer a several benefits and deals:
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It’s crazy to think about how Amazon has taken over our shopping experiences. I admit, my entire family are Amazon shopaholics! Mostly, my college-aged boys, they order everything on Amazon.
For me, there are some things I like to touch and feel in the store before buying. Sometimes I end up buying at the store, and sometimes after researching finding it cheaper on Amazon.
My dog’s toys and supplies are on that list. I opt for Chewy.com for our dog food because I feel more comfortable knowing it’s fresh from a pet specialty shop. But I have been known to add a dog toy or two in my shopping cart on Amazon!
I realize some people like to support their local merchants, which is great. And we still head over to our local Mounds store occasionally. But I also need to be budget conscious, and my dogs are a big part of our budget.
Some local pet stores do offer loyalty programs, so this is something to consider.
Below are a few items I regularly order online for my dogs. Amazon does not allow me to list prices since they can change daily. You will need to check the price to see how it compares.
That depends on the brand, and if you prefer the auto shop option from Chewy.com.
In summary, I found Chewy.com and Amazon comparable and in many cases the exact same price.
For our family, the best place to buy dog food online is Chewy.com. I prefer the shopping experience on their website over Amazon.
The key to Chewy.com is that they offer a discount when you choose their auto-ship service. The first time you try this service, you can save 30% on your entire order. Then each time after that you save 5% on your dog food.
We feed our dogs the Zignature dog food. So that saves us $3.25 each bag of food.
If you order dog food once a month, you’d save $39.00 per year on dog food. In the lifetime of a 12-year-old dog, that means you save $468.
Is that going to make or break your bank account, probably not? But if you have two or more dogs, it adds up really quick.
For us with two dogs and many times, a foster dog makes three, we would save over $1,000/year.
Where is your favorite place to order your dog’s food and supplies? Please share your experience with a comment below. It will help others in our community make the right decision for their family.
Debi McKee is the mom of Ginger and Bear (and three human kids too), lifetime dog lover and a volunteer for a rescue as foster home. She is the creator of Rescue Dogs 101, were she guides you in your journey of adopting and raising a rescue dog every step of the way. Sign up for the free resource library! It is jam-packed with valuable resources that you will use throughout your journey.... all for FREE!